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3 Stars
 E2 5c

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As good an E2 as you will find anywhere with a hard start and a 'go for it' finish. Climb steeply up into the corner (hard) and follow it to moves out right. Easier climbing leads up to the roof then steep moves up the groove gain some breaks. Pause only briefly before moving left and aiming for the fence posts that stick out over the top of the cliff.
FA. Robin Barley, Dennis Gray 30.6.1964


E2 in the description E3 in the grade section. Solid E2 now that the tree has gone from the first ledge and the flake is no longer with us. One of the best limestone E2's in the country. Also one of the few routes truly worth three stars.
bobw - 23/Feb/03

This used to be HVS in the old guide! It is no way E3. Standard E2, Yorkshire is getting soft!
Howard - 08/Apr/03

wheres the 6a?
Geoff - 19/Jan/04

the bottom bit's not hard-just go for it. good holds on the step out from the groove. just make sure you have a good rest at the ledge before the last bit, then leg it!
ged - 16/Jun/04

What's the flutter symbol for?
Bob - 20/Oct/04

Magnificent and classic route...only spoiled by the fact that it is v. polished in quite a few sections...shame...
Keith Roughley - 30/Apr/05

just failed to do this so can't really comment on grade... but agree the flutter symbol isn't appropriate! getting the first bit of gear in is tricky, and the landing not great, but at the end of the day it's only a couple of meters up so no flutters there. as to the finish, decent cams protect if you can hang around to put them in - I should know, I rested on them!
Stone Muppet - 12/Jun/05

Yorks E3 maybe, though it feels more like E2 5b. more gear than you could waggle a stick at
phatlad - 30/Aug/05

Its HVS 5c
Mitch - 13/Sep/05

Mitch, throw your keyboard away, you obviously don't know how to use it.

Pretty classic stuff that does what it says on the tin, albeit a bit fiddly in places. Start could be worth a flutter as the ground is uncomfortable close. The finish is pleasingly exposed and a bit urgent, but not nearly as bad as it looks.
Fiend - 14/Aug/07

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